Acción Cultural Española is supporting the participation of Spanish conductor Robert Ferrer in City of Humanity, considered to be the first ever Maltese opera cycle.
“We have successfully applied for funds to cover Mro. Ferrer’s travel and accommodation costs to Malta amid cherry-picking him to conduct the premier of City of Humanity”, Dr Reuben Pace, composer of the opera and the driving force behind the project, says.
“The internationally acclaimed conductor is being funded through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the framework of the Mobility grants”, Ms Mónica Hernández adds on behalf of the organisation.
Indeed, promoting the international presence of Spanish creators, professionals and artists is key to Acción Cultural Española’s courses of action.
City of Humanity 1 — Behind the Fortifications premiers in the Maltese Islands on 14 November with music performed by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
The project is also supported by funds from the Arts Council Malta. It is being done in collaboration with the Ministry for Education and Employment and is endorsed by the V18 foundation.